These are the 48 selected authors for “Filming in Peru with Werner Herzog”

After analyzing thoroughly the more than 400 applications we received for this adventure, the selection team thanks all the applicants for the generosity, passion and creativity that they put into their submissions.

Candidates on the waiting list will be notified via email.

The Black Factory Cinema team congratulates the 48 selected authors!




Now the selection process 2018 begins!!

We close our call after receiving a great number of applications from all over the world: Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Ecuador, United States, Canada, Spain, France, Italy, India, Algeria, Israel, Jordan, China, UK, Australia, Sweden, Brazil, Germany, Puerto Rico, Poland and of course Peru. Many thanks to all the participants!

We wish the best luck to all the aspiring participants! The results will be published on February 26th.


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BFC present at Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival 2018

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Black Factory Cinema is working on the distribution of a catalogue with more than 50 short films produced during its 4 practical workshops held in Colombia, Spain and Cuba.

“Hasta Siempre, Comandante”, a short film by Syrian filmmaker Faisal Attrache, participates in the official selection of the 40th edition of the French short film festival. This work was made during the workshop “Filming in Cuba with Abbas Kiarostami” and it reveals the deep look over Cuban youth, its contradictions and conflicts.

Synopsis: Ernesto, a 14 –year-old Cuban hairdresser wants to get a tattoo against his father will. Heir of the Cuban revolutionary ideals, Ernesto tries to conciliate his values and the reality around him.


Catalogue Clermont-Ferrand 2018



Werner Herzog invites you to film in Perú

“We will make films and I’ll be with you.”



After a successful experience in Cuba where he accompanied the creation of 55 young filmmakers, Werner Herzog invites the new aspirants of all over the world to apply to the open call for the workshop “Filming in Peru with Werner Herzog”, produced by Black Factory Cinema. The workshop will take place in the Peruvian Amazon between the 1st -11th of May.

Only 7 days are left to apply, and Herzog himself is preparing for the experience: “Don’t expect wild jungle, and wild adventure: pirañas and snakes. We will make films, and I will be with you”, he states. Besides the fieldwork of the shootings, for which the students will have at their disposal a complete production dossier with casting, locations and permissions, there will be dialogue sessions with the filmmaker to discuss creation and personal inquiries regarding the art of film.

The short films produced in previous editions of the workshop have been exhibited at International Festivals such as Locarno, Rotterdam, IDFA, DocsLisboa, among many others. The entries are opened until February 7th 2018.


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Unique migratory phenomenon in the peruvian Amazon

PERUVIAN AMAZON. The Tambopata Natural Reserve of global importance in biodiversity has so far reported the presence of more than 632 species of birds, 1,200 of butterflies, 103 of amphibians, 180 of fish, 169 of mammals and 103 of reptiles. The inhabitants of the area are prepared to live in 2018 a unique migratory phenomenon in the basin of the Madre de Dios river.  From the 1st to the 11th of May is expected for the first time the presence of 48 individuals from the 5 continents, equipped with external devices that capture images converting them into great stories.

Filming in Peru with Werner Herzog, an experience worth living. Sign up here



Today, on Wednesday, the 4th of November 1981, shortly after twelve noon, we got the ship from the Río Camisea over a mountain into the Río Urubamba. All that is to be reported is this: I took part.” Werner Herzog.

And you? Will you take part?

Join the adventure

For 10 days, 48 young filmmakers will be submerged in the density and mysterious of the Peruvian Amazonas guided by one of the most polemic and adventurous filmmakers of all times, and the one who knows the jungle best.

Each participant will develop a short piece under the guidance and supervision of Werner Herzog. The process of creation will go from the conception of the idea, to the script, the casting, the location scouting, directing, designing image and sound, and editing.

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The local inhabitants will be the characters of the stories to be shot in the Amazonian basin, some of them fundamental for Herzogian imagery.


Black Factory Cinema Opens the call for its 5th Practical Workshop


The call for participants to Black Factory Cinema‘s 5th practical workshop “Filming in Peru with Werner Herzog”, will be opened from December 8th until February 7th 2018. After three editions of working with Abbas Kiarostami in Colombia 2014, Spain 2015 and Cuba 2016; and the experience with the German filmmaker in San Antonio de los Baños in 2017, Black Factory Cinema organizes its practical workshop in the Peruvian Amazonian jungle. From May 1st -11th 2018, the selected filmmakers will visit the National Reserve of Tambopata, located in the core of the Amazonas, to make a shortfilm under Werner Herzog’s guidance.

The base of the workshop will be the facilities of Inkaterra Guides Field Station, a Peruvian organization devoted to sustainable development, ecoturism and biodiversity research in the region; old friends and allies of Herzog cinema, in the production of such intense shootings as Aguirre, the Warth of God and Fitzcarraldo.

 Only 48 authors will get the chance to live this intense experience of film creation with Werner Herzog, submerged in the swamped nature of the jungle, bathed with the Amazon River and covered with the mystery of one of the most iconic places of Herzog’s filmography.

To participate in this cinematographic adventure is necessary to aplly to the internaional call. For more information visit the website of the workshop.




ESTELA won the prize of the Colombian Film Development Fund.

We are very pleased to announce that our project ESTELA, by Liliana Diaz, has been awarded in the category of Coproducción minoritaria in the 2017 Call of the Fondo para el Desarrollo Cinematográfico de Colombia.

This is a great moment for the entire team of Black Factory Cinema, because we are getting closer to being able to make our film.

With this help we will continue working to make the project reality, now with more energy than ever!




Our project ESTELA, selected for the Colombian Film Development Fund

Our feature film project ESTELA, by Liliana Diaz, has been selected in the 2017 Call for the Fondo para el Desarrollo Cinematográfico de Colombia.

The film will compete with five other projects for the prize in the category Coproducción minoritaria.




Doc Buenos Aires projects the short films of our workshop with Werner Herzog

The Doc Buenos Aires festival in its 2017 edition projects the 15 short films selected by Werner Herzog made in our workshop Filming in Cuba with Werner Herzog.

The presentation is by Carmen Guarini, and our exstudents Alessandro Focaretay and Alejandra Vasallo.